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Registration and Advising

Registration for graduate students is open until one week prior to the first meeting day for a class. All students are registered by the Office of Graduate Programs. Students may view their schedules on the student portal.

Attendance Policy

Due to the concentrated scheduling and the emphasis upon participatory learning, students are expected to be active online every week.

Students are expected to participate weekly in the online classroom. Failure to participate in the first week of a course will result in an automatic drop from the course.

Synchronous sessions meet multiple times per each course, but not weekly. Synchronous session attendance also offers some flexibility for students managing coursework alongside family and employment obligations. Synchronous sessions begin anywhere from 6 PM ET to 8 PM ET and typically last less than 90 minutes.

Adding and Dropping a Residential Course

Students may add a course or drop a course through the second week of the fall or spring semesters, or the first class day of the summer semester (prorated for courses that do not follow the regular semester schedule and for special terms).

Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawing from a Course

To add, drop, or withdraw from a course, students may do so by contacting the assistant for Graduate Programs.

Adding a Course

Students may add courses to their schedule in consultation with their academic advisor. A course cannot be added less than one week before the start date of the semester/session.

Dropping a Course

Students may only drop a course if they have not participated in any manner on the course website. Students who drop will receive no record of the course on their transcripts and their GPA will not be impacted.

Withdrawing from a Course

Students who have participated in a course may withdraw from the course. Students who withdraw during the first week of class receive a grade of W on their transcripts, but there is no impact on their GPA. Students who withdraw after the start of the second week of class receive a grade of WF on their transcripts, and their GPA will be impacted. Students who do not officially withdraw from a class by the stated deadlines will receive an F for the class.

Students who are receiving financial aid must remain continuously enrolled and maintain full- or part-time enrollment status.

Withdrawal from Graduate Programs

To withdraw from the graduate programs, students must notify the graduate school office. Students who do not officially withdraw from the program are given grades of F. Students receiving financial aid must contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the implications on financial responsibilities.